ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 21: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers forces out Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics at second during the first inning of a baseball game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 21, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.
I didn't really know what to expect ... But I've always prepared myself in the offseason to be an everyday shortstop, and that translates into other positions.
The trend is kind of going back to [relying on] defensive guys, and whatever you can get out of them offensively is a bonus ... I'm sure people have different theories why that trend is going back to what it was, but it's a position that I love to play, and I try to focus on it as much as I do on hitting, because I know I can be a productive hitter.More quotes »
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Another day, another 2-1 victory for A's over Royals
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Milone overcomes early struggles
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Healthy Lowrie proving to be among elite shortstops
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Bay Area baseball blog: Cruz hurts A's with glove, bat in 6-2 loss; Straily up and down
were showing signs of life in the sixth. Eric Sogard doubled and scored two batters later on Derek Norris' sacrifice fly, and Jed Lowrie and Yoenis Cespedes hit back-to-back singles to bring up Moss, who hit a sinking line drive to right-center that appeared from Sacramento Bee Read more »